June 1, 2017
Medicaid is a joint federal-state entitlement program that provides health coverage and other related services for vulnerable populations, including low-income children and their families, low-income seniors and low-income people with disabilities. Medicaid was established as part of the Social Security Amendments of 1965, the same legislation that also created Medicare. The program is the nation’s single largest insurer and provides significant funding for hospitals, community health centers, physicians and other health facilities.
Also in Report:
- Children’s Health Insurance Program
- Challenges Facing Medicaid
- Future of Medicaid and Analysis